Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,989,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,989,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,793,750

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